Everyone loves a holiday, but they come with the stress of organisation, timings and dates that work for everyone. The trip away has to be split into the hobbies of everyone and has to be to a place everyone likes and can afford. A lot of the time, we are left needing a holiday just from the stress of booking and arranging it.
The solution to this may be solo travel- holidaying alone and planning trips for one. Whilst the notion can seem daunting, there are so many tools and sites out there to help you get started.
“The very first antidote I would prescribe is solo travel,” says travel writer, Claire Bergstrom-Johnson, who’s blog has all the best hacks and advice for solo travellers.
“Without fail, it is one of the most potent, concentrated prescriptions for self-(re)discovery you can take, allowing you to focus (maybe for the first time in your life) on only you and what you want. The best part? Its potency doesn’t weaken the more you do it – it only gets better.”
Going it alone can mean you do everything exactly how you plan and want it to be. But it doesn’t have to be lonely. There are groups across all social media sites for solo travellers to meet on and coordinate plans, meaning you get the best of both worlds.
“To get started, test the waters with little weekend trips close to home. You can even stay in a hostel for the weekend in your own city to be surrounded by other like-minded travellers and get a taste of what your experience may be like. Just remember that like starting a new workout program at the gym, solo travel requires practice and training to feel comfortable and get easier.” Claire admits.
“You could also check out house and pet-sitting sites, which allow you to stay in more comfortable, secure environments such as people’s homes for free whilst still exploring nearby attractions and possibly even caring for an adorable furry friend.”
Let 2023 be the year you get the holiday you really want.
For more tips, head to Claire’s blog, The Fearless Wanderess and let us know your thoughts @fashionnorth